LOGAN Is 2017's Biggest Movie So Far

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Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Updated March 13, 2017: 20th Century Fox's Logan has been dethroned by Kong: Skull Island as the number one film in the world currently, but the third Wolverine film has in 10 days become the highest-grossing film of 2017 so far according to Deadline. The James Mangold-directed film has earned $436.6m worldwide, eclipsing Fifty Shades Darker ($368.8m) and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ($338.6m). The second-highest 201 film based on a comic book, Lego Batman: The Movie, has pulled in $275.5m worldwide.

The Hollywood trade goes on to say that Logan is performing 20% better than X-Men: Apocalypse, but 10% behind X-Men: Days of Future Past.
 

Updated March 7, 2017: Following a reported Monday box office take of $7.15 million, Logan has earned $95.55m domestically and is on track to break the $100 million mark this week, according to Deadline. This would make Logan the fourth fastest X-Men film to cross $100m at the box office, after Deadpool, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
 

Updated March 6, 2017: 20th Century Fox's Logan has beat industry estimates, raking in an estimated $87.56 million opening weekend in North America. Early estimates pegged the movie at earning $65m domestically, due in part to the R-Rating which would limit the prospective audiences.

The $87.56m total would put it ahead of  2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($85m), as well as 2013's The Wolverine ($53.1m). Of all the X-Men movies Jackman has participated in, this would rank third behind X-Men: The Last Stand ($102.75m) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($90.8m).

If these estimates are accurate, Logan will be the fourth-highest R-Rated domestic opening behind Deadpool ($132.4m), The Matrix Reloaded ($91.77m), and American Sniper ($89.3m).
 

Original Story: 20th Century Fox's Logan garnered $9.5m at the box office on Thursday evening preview screenings in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That places it ahead of 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse ($8.2m, on its way to a $65.76m 3-day weekend) and just behind Doctor Strange ($9.4m to $85m); Jackman's last solo X-Men film, The Wolverine, had roughly half in Thursday previews with $4m.

Earlier this week, Logan was projected to make $65m domestically and $105m internationally in its opening weekend for a $170+m outlook. Given the trajectories of similiar films with those Thursday preview scores, those figures look to be matched - and possibly surpassed - by the time the weekend's box office is tallied.

Logan is open in theaters now.

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